Museums & Monuments: Rotterdam Area

Looking for art, science or history museums in Rotterdam area of Zuid-Holland (including Schiedam, Dordrecht, Brielle, Vlaardingen and Hook of Holland)? You'll find those listed here along with original Dutch windmills and historical monuments.

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Art museum and gallery in Rotterdam. Approximately 25 exhibitions annually. Programming tends not to be long-term in order to have flexibility to build exhibitions around current topics of interest. Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam
Witte de With
Rotterdam center for contemporary art partnering and enabling artists to create new work and present it through exhibitions and theoretical/educational programs, public events and publication. Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
Maritiem Museum
Rotterdam maritime museum is located in the city center along one of the citys former working ports. Multi-media exhibits are both interactive and educational. View interiors/exteriors of historical ships. Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam
Grote Kerk Dordrecht
Historic church in Rotterdam area (Dordrecht), built in the 14th century. 65 m. tall steeple. Church is open to visitors Tue to Sat 10:00-16:00 (April to Oct), Sat 13:00-16:00 (Nov to Mar). Bus 10 (Grote Kerk). Lange Geldersekade 2, 3311 CJ Dordrecht
Kinderdijk Windmills
Windmill park and UNESCO historic site in Alblasserdam-Dordrecht area, 16 km from Rotterdam city center. 19 windmills dating from the early 1700s. One mill is a museum which can be visited daily (tourist season). Bus 18,19,90 (Molenkade)
Windmills of Schiedam
Schiedams five original windmills are national monuments. Built from 1770-1803, they are the tallest historic windmills in the world, standing approximately 12 stories. A restaurant is located in the Noordmolen. Noordvest 38, 3111 PH Schiedam
Flag Parade Rotterdam
A permanent outdoor flag monument in Rotterdam Boompjes area, comprised of 230 flag poles flying national flags of all the countries in the world. The display can be reached by metro (Leuvehaven).
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Art and culture museum in Rotterdam area (Schiedam). Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Accessible by NS train (Station Schiedam Centrum) or metro (Schiedam Centrum). Hoogstraat 112, Schiedam
Housed in a former mansion on the Willemskade, the museum of geography and ethnology in Rotterdam offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions of historic art. Tram 7 (Willemsplein). Tue to Sun 10:20-17:30. Willemskade 25, 3016 DM Rotterdam
Rotterdams historic church from Medeival times. Built 1449 to 1525, the 20-story tower was replaced in 1655. Heavily damaged during WW II. Open on Tue to Sat 11:00-17:00. Guided tours Wed, Sat. Tram 21, Metro (Blaak). Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 CG Rotterdam
Rotterdams Trammuseum
The Rotterdam Tram Museum houses all the different types of trams the RET has had in service over the past century. The museum is open to the public on certain days between March and October (other times by request). Kootsekade 19, 3051 PC Rotterdam
Jenever Museum
The national jenever museum near Rotterdam celebrates the 200 year history of production of this Dutch liquor (similar to gin). Open Tue to Sun 12:00-17:00. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by parent. Lange Haven 74-76, 3111 CH Schiedam
Nederlands Fotomuseum
Leading national museum of photography with over 5.5 million articles in its collection. The museum offers approximately ten exhibitions per year alternating between historic and modern, Dutch and international. Wilhelminakade 332, 3072 AR Rotterdam
Museum Hoeksche Waard
The museum consists of two national monuments - the 17thcentury farmhouse 'Oost-Leeuwenstein' and the 18th-century estate 'Hof van Assendelft', both maintained as they were when they were built. Exhibits show what rural farm life was like at the time. Ope...
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Formerly N.A.I., this is the Dutch museum of architecture and houses Holland's architectural archives and hosts many temporary exhibitions. Guided tours in English available. Tue to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-17:00. Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam.
Windmills De Ster & De Lelie
Two Rotterdam windmills located on Kralingse lake. De Ster was originally built early 1800s as flour mill but destroyed by fire twice (current mill built 1960s). De Lelie was built mid 1700s as spice mill. Open 2nd Sat of month. Plaszoom, Rotterdam
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
One of Rotterdams biggest museums, it offers exhibits across mediums including installations, movies, sculpture, art, fashion. Tue to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-17:00. Tram 7/8/20 (Museumpark). Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam.
Windmill Kyck Over Den Dyck
Dordrechts only remaining windmill is a registered monument. Built in 1713, the windmills 32 meter high (approximately 9 stories) round base is made of stone. The mill is open on Saturdays 10:00-16:00. Noordendijk 144, 3311 RR Dordrecht
Het NatuurHistorisch Museum
Natural history museum and one of top attractions in Rotterdam. Showcasing all creatures: humans, fish, insects, birds, flowers, mammals, amphibians and more. Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00. Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) 3015 AA Rotterdam
Dutch Coastal Light Museum
The Hook of Holland lighthouse, built in 1893 and standing 30 meters high, houses a permanent exhibition of lighthouse models, propane gas lanterns, historical photographs, buoys. pen April to Sept. Willem van Houtenstraat 102, 3151 AC Hoek van Holland
Streekmuseum Goeree-Overflakkee
Museum featuring exhibits of historical art and artifacts from the Goeree-Overflakkee island. Annual membership available. Open 1 May to 31 Oct Tue to Sat 14:00-17:00. Bus 130,135,136,630,639 (Krakeelstraat). Kerkstraat 4-12, 3245 AK Sommelsdijk
Dordrecht Museum
Art museum in Dordrecht, founded in 1842. Narrative on all displayed pieces available in English. Tue to Sun 11:00-17:00. Restaurant on site. 10 min. walk from Dordrecht train station. Museumstraat 40, 3311 XP Dordrecht
Museum aan de Maas
18th-century manor house, Het Dordts Patriciershuis today is both a registered monument and museum in Dordrecht. Each room displays original furnishings. Artwork includes both owned pieces and temporary exhibits. Wolwevershaven 9, 3311 AV Dordrecht